Crisp helps Athletics beat Angels 7-3

Coco Crisp hit a two-run single and scored four times, helping the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 on Saturday night.

Danny Valencia homered and drove in three runs for the A's, who have won three of the first four games of the series. Dillon Overton pitched into the sixth inning to get the win in his major league debut.

Angels slugger Albert Pujols hit his 574th homer to snap a tie with Harmon Killebrew for 11th place on baseball's career list. It was Pujols' second homer in as many nights and No. 14 on the season, but the Angels lost their sixth in a row and fell to a season-worst 13 games under .500 (31-44).

The Angels loaded the bases with one out in the ninth, but Sean Doolittle retired the next two in order.

Overton (1-0) gave up back-to-back homers by Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout in the first inning. The 24-year-old left-hander was charged with three runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Jhoulys Chacin (2-4) allowing four runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings for Los Angeles.


Athletics: LHP Sean Manaea made a rehab start with Class-A Stockton on Friday. A's manager Bob Melvin said Manaea felt great after throwing 69 pitches over 3 2/3 innings. Manaea gave up two earned runs and two hits. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 14 with a left pronator strain.

Angels: RHP Joe Smith will begin a rehab assignment on Sunday with Class-A Inland Empire. Smith previously threw live batting practice twice, with the latest mound session coming Thursday. Smith was placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 7 with a strained left hamstring.


Athletics: RHP Sonny Gray will try to snap a career-high five-game losing streak in the series finale Sunday. Gray is 2-0 with a 1.52 ERA in four games at Angel Stadium.

Angels: LHP Hector Santiago has shown signs of improvement after a streak of rough outings in May and June, allowing only one earned run in each of his last two starts. Santiago is 3-3 with a 3.34 ERA in in 12 games against Oakland and allowed four earned runs over 7 2/3 innings in a no-decision in his one start against the A's this season.